Clinical Logistics Specialist (Clinical Manufacturing & Supply)

AstraZeneca operates in over 100 countries and its innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide.

Clinical Logistics Specialist

The Clinical Manufacturing and Supply (CM&S) function is accountable for the supply of medicines to support AstraZeneca’s clinical trials. This includes planning, drug substance manufacture, drug product manufacture, packaging and distribution to depots / clinical investigator sites. The Clinical Logistics team within CM&S has the accountability to ensure the distribution and logistics requirements of our supply chains are being met. Reporting to the Director, Clinical Logistics and part of the Clinical Logistics team, this position will focus on the CM&S Logistics’ global standards, processes and systems required to ensure clinical study drugs are shipped, exported, imported and stored in accordance with authority regulations (including trade, customs and Good Manufacturing/Distribution Practices).


As a Clinical Logistics Specialist, you will support CM&S teams to deliver optimised clinical study logistics strategies. Deliver the logistics set up activities for new and ongoing clinical studies. Act as a Subject Matter Expert in key areas of clinical logistics including temperature controlled distribution, import, trade & customs, lead times and market requirements. Support the CM&S Logistics team to establish and maintain standards, processes and systems. Build data-driven processes that are embedded in the AZ Supply System principles (Lean). Ensure CM&S Logistics performance objectives are being met. Demonstrate strong collaboration with logistics partners, CM&S and other stakeholders to ensure the activities meet the objectives of our business. Support the Director, Clinical Logistics to deliver the overall clinical logistics strategy.

Essential Skills/Experience:

• Education according to CV.

• A minimum of 3 years prior experience within a supply chain environment.

• Experience of logistics within global supply chains.

• Familiarity with Temperature Controlled Logistics within global supply chains.

• Export/Import and Trade/Customs experience.

• Experience working with external vendors.

• Excellent analytical skills.

• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, team player, with the ability to identify and communicate key issues for resolution.

• Fluent English ability.

Desirable Skills/Experience:

• Experience of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and Good Distribution Practice (GDP).

• Experience of complex clinical programmes and supply chains.

• Familiarity with global import requirements.

• Familiarity with Lean tools and concepts.

• Working knowledge of the logistics industry and the various government agencies and regulations involved with the distribution of pharmaceutical products.

When we put unexpected teams in the same room, we unleash bold thinking with the power to inspire life-changing medicines. In-person working gives us the platform we need to connect, work at pace and challenge perceptions. That’s why we work, on average, a minimum of three days per week from the office. But that doesn't mean we’re not flexible. We balance the expectation of being in the office while respecting individual flexibility. Join us in our unique and ambitious world.

Why AstraZeneca?

With constant new products and launches, there's never been a better time to join Supply Chain and shape our future with a big contribution to life-changing medicines. The challenge to stay ahead in rapidly changing markets is what keeps us driving forward, as we continuously seek new and better ways to deliver medicines all the way to our patients. Our resilience helps us to thrive as we innovate and evolve. Ours is a safe and positive space. Here we are encouraged to actively participate by sharing ideas, and problem-solving. United behind a common goal to succeed, we take our collective learnings and work as a team to keep pushing the boundaries of Supply Chain.

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

AstraZeneca requires all US employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 but will consider requests for reasonable accommodations as required by applicable law.

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